Tag: Automated Vehicles

  • September 22nd, 2023

Emerging vehicle technologies have the potential to make driving not only more comfortable but also safer. Many motor vehicle crashes result from mistakes made by drivers. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), common in today’s new vehicles, have the ability to warn the driver or even intervene automatically in many situations to help the driver avoid […]

  • September 19th, 2023

As vehicle automation takes on more and more of the driving tasks, the driver’s role will transform from an operator to a system supervisor. With higher levels of automation, the automated vehicle is able to monitor the environment, allowing the driver to engage in non-driving related tasks. However, if the automated vehicle reaches its system […]

  • August 21st, 2023

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are designed to increase driving comfort by automating parts of the driving task under certain conditions, as well as increase safety by warning drivers of dangerous situations and momentarily braking or steering automatically to attempt to avoid crashing. These technologies have become common on new vehicles, and they are expected […]

  • July 27th, 2023

Driving automation systems have become more widely available and popular over the past several years. While vehicle automation offers drivers both safety and convenience, automation may also have negative consequences, such as increased driver engagement in non-driving related tasks. The issue of driver inattention while using these technologies underscores the importance of systems that issue […]

  • May 26th, 2023

As emerging transportation technologies continue to evolve and society acknowledges the potential benefits, various automated technologies are becoming more prevalent and affordable in new vehicles. In conjunction with this trend, there have been increasing calls for some vehicle technologies to be equipped in all new vehicles to improve traffic safety. Efforts to help expedite this […]

  • April 24th, 2023

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and infrastructure owner operators (IOOs) can play a notable part in facilitating efforts to advance automated vehicle (AV) technologies and maximizing their potential benefits. While the promises of AV technology represent a significant opportunity for IOOs, long-term success will depend on IOO investments toward the right strategies and initiatives. To […]

  • August 17th, 2022

The deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies may hold health and safety benefits for drivers across the driving lifespan (>18 years of age). However, up until now, the perceptions of such drivers about AVs have not been examined with a combined approach of using surveys and pre- and post-exposure to the actual technology. Lived experiences […]

  • July 25th, 2022

The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage has some new car buyers looking over their shoulders. Not for good deals, but for oncoming traffic. Automakers struggling to build vehicles during the supply crisis of these essential components have had to remove a variety of electronic features from their vehicles to keep the assembly lines moving over the past […]

  • July 13th, 2022

Little is known about how driving performance and attention change over time with increased automation. The current study assessed the effect of varying levels of vehicle automation on driver performance over time. Participants gained experience with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) across four sessions in the driving simulator. The specific driver assistance system was manipulated […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

DETROIT – Federal vehicle safety regulators have cleared the way for the production and deployment of driverless vehicles that do not include manual controls such as steering wheels or pedals. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the requirement that cars with automated driving systems, or self-driving vehicles, include […]